Naomie Harris On The EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES Of Playing Winnie Mandela In "RED" + Naomi Campbell ROCKS Dolce & Gabbana For "Harper's Bazaar Singapore"
Two British beauties by the name of Naomi(e) are covering high profile glossies this month. Get deets on Harris & Campbell in RED and Harper's Bazaar Singapore inside...
British beauty Naomie Harris, who's receiving critical acclaim in 'A Long Walk To Freedom' with Idris Elba, covers the February issue of RED. Inside the mag, she opens up about the emotional challenges she faced playing Winnie Mandela and how Idris helped her through the process. Here are the highlights:
On Playing Winnie:
"It meant inhabiting places I try never to go, like revenge, hatred and rage. I don’t hate anyone, and I’m really not a vengeful person, but I found it really difficult to switch off. Even after I stopped filming, it took me a while to shake her.'"
On understanding Winnie the saint vs. Winnie the villain:
"She is the most complex woman I have ever played. To many, she is a saint, she’s Mother Africa, you know? To others, she is completely vilified. The pressure of all those expectations, especially filming in South Africa, was a lot. I definitely understand why she became the woman she did. In the same situation, I don’t know how I would react.'
On getting support from Idris:
"The first thing Idris said to me was, "Woah, what have we done? It’s terrifying, isn’t it?" It really put me at ease. We held each other’s hands through the whole process."
Read more from the interview here or pick up the issue on newsstands.
Also on magazine racks.......
Supermodel Naomi Campbell looks pretty as a penny on the latest cover of Harper's Bazaar. It's her first cover of 2014 and she looks stunning in a gold coin and floral print dress from Dolce & Gabbana’s spring-summer 2014 collection.
Looking good Nana! We spotted her ringing in NYE in Rome earlier this week.
Photos via Max Abadian/RED/Harper's Bazaar Singapore